Kate Middleton leaves hospital just 7 hours after giving birth to third royal baby

April 24, 2018
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    Just about seven hours old and swaddled in blankets, Duchess Catherine and Prince William’s precious baby boy greeted the world at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London.

    As he got into a Land Rover to take his wife and newborn back to Kensington Palace, William told reporters waiting outside the hospital: “We didn’t keep you waiting too long this time.”

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    When asked about the arrival of the new prince, Willam told reporters: “Very happy, very excited, thank you.”

    Before that, their other two children, George and Charlotte, arrived at St Mary’s Hospital to meet the new baby. They were also born at the same hospital.

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    Another similarity: Kate was said to be in a dress by Jenny Packham – the same designer she chose following the births of George and Charlotte.

    William remained mum about the name of the third child, saying: “You’ll find out sooner or later.”

    Oddsmakers have Arthur as the favourite for the royal tot. Albert, James, Philip, Jack, Thomas, Edward and Alexander are also popular choices.

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    Kensington Palace first confirmed the 36-year-old royal was in labour at 8.23 am in the morning, London time via Twitter.

    Following the birth, an official notice was placed on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace for 24 hours. According to the Royal Household’s website, notices have been posted on the occasion of a Royal birth for at least as long as Buckingham Palace has been the Sovereign’s official residence (from 1837).

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    In honour of the arrival of the baby boy, British Airways also put a replica of the royal easel in its arrivals hall at Heathrow Terminal 5 to share the happy news with customers who had just landed from their flights.

    For customers travelling when the announcement was made, the airline sent a sky-high message to long-haul aircraft that were mid-flight for the cabin crew to break the exciting news to customers.

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    Here are the other numbers that you want to know about the royal baby’s birth:

    Date of birth: April 23, 2018

    Time of birth:1001 GMT (6.01pm Singapore time)

    Birth weight: 8lbs 7oz (3.8kg)

    (Photos: Instagram/Kensington Palace and British Airways)

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